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7/26/18: Engler Testifies Before Congress / Lack of Detroit Hotels / Calley & Schuette / Silence the Violence

MSU Interim President John Engler testified before a Congressional subcommittee about the changes MSU has put in place to protect amateur athletes following the Larry Nassar abuse scandal. The MiWeek roundtable analyzes what Engler had to say and whether the changes at the University are enough. Plus, the NCAA says the main reason Detroit lost the bid for future men’s basketball Final Four games was because the city’s hotels did not have the capacity to house each of the four teams in its own hotel. How does the lack of large hotels impact future bids for large events? And as the Michigan Primary draws near, Republican candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, is verbally attacking front-runner Atty. Gen. Bill Schuette about how little time he has actually spent on the job over the past eight years.

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7/5/18: Role of Media in Elections

The MiWeek team and special roundtable guests, Lee Wilkins, Chair of the Department of Communication of Wayne State University, and Garlin Gilchrist II, Executive Director of U-M Center for Social Media Responsibility, take an in-depth look at the role of media in this year’s elections.

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  • What's the schedule for inauguration day?

    Joe Biden will become the nation's 46th president at noon on Wednesday, when he is sworn in by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. on the Capitol's West Front. This will take place shortly after Kamala Harris is sworn in as the 49th vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor. Biden's inaugural address will follow. Find more information on the day's events and performers here....

  • Several longstanding traditions will be missing from inauguration

    Traditionally, the outgoing president sits behind the new president, symbolizing a peaceful transfer of power, but Donald Trump will not be at Wednesday's event. Nor will Trump invite the Bidens to the White House, forgoing a longstanding tradition in which the outgoing first family welcomes the new first family to the White House.

  • The Constitution mandates when one presidency ends and the next begins

    The date and time of today's inauguration are set by 20th amendment to the Constitution, which states that "the terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January."